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Busy street lined with some of Victoria's biggest tourist attractions.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Downtown
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1 - 10 of 667 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Government St. between the inner harbour and Chinatown is the heart of Victoria BC. Pubs, restaurants and shopping line the streets. Great nightlife and street entertainment as well.

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 6 days ago

When you see postcards of Victoria, most likely they are of something along Government Street, from the the Inner Harbour region with the Royal BC Museum, Fairmont Empress Hotel, and Parliament Building, past Bay Centre shopping, all the way to Chinatown and beyond, you'll find...More

Thank klew97
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to spend an interesting couple of hours just shopping or window shopping, this is the street for you. Even men will enjoy this street, with some pubs to enjoy.

Thank michaelbN5695YM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Government street is the major shopping area in Victoria. It is located near the harbour area. Lots of shops selling Canadian souveniers.

Thank timesharetraveler11
Reviewed 1 week ago

From Darth Vader playing the violin to thousand-dollar (800 in US dollars) cashmere sweaters, there's something for everyone. Including chocolate. Standouts include Black Goat and Sitka, where everything is made in Canada.

Thank Beachwriter1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The street runs all the way uptown from the harbour ,packed with gift shops at the harbour end but keep going and you will find many very good stores,great eateries along the way.

Thank bigglesStrathaven
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoy walking and just watching plane takeoff and coming, water taxi in and out and walk little more then a lot of gift stores.

Thank IkoPro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The main street in Victoria. Lots of shops, some great, some touristy, but worth the walk. Incredible restaurants nearby. Wine is surprisingly good local British Columbia wine.

Thank Gary D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great street to walk around on.....shops, restaurants and interesting buildings. Easy to get around.

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for a souvenir, this is the place to go. You're find everything from the mundane t-shirt to the unique piece of art. The shopping starts at the information centre and continues up the street. There are plenty of stops for snacks and...More

Thank tshep42
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